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Unformatted text preview: necessary). Think how much water can be taken from Earth. This will be the basis of your design in the following weeks. One factor is the cost of lifting off materials from the earth; another is the capacity of rockets. The water will have to be recycled. Consider that a certain amount will be “lost” either intentionally as waste or will not be available for further recycling (too polluted, embedded in any object). Also consider that there are physical or technical constraints that prevent volume minimization (i.e., storage tanks, pipes, etc. cannot be too small to be usable) and that the equipment may malfunction for a period of time. Do not be shy of making assumptions (this is the essence of design) but try to support your assumptions by a reference or a rationale. Sometimes, you will have to make an assumption but always think about the consequences....
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This note was uploaded on 02/09/2010 for the course ENGIN 10 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at Berkeley.
- Fall '08